Friday the 13th

Revealing mistake: When Ned is pretending to drown, Brenda swims out to rescue him. You can see that she and Ned stay underwater for a few seconds, until their cue to emerge. (00:23:30)

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Revealing mistake: When Steve Christy is leaving the diner, it shows the outside of the diner, where it is raining. It's very obvious that the "rain" is just a sprinkler.

Revealing mistake: When Jack and the kids get up to the cabin you see Steve chopping on a stub in order to remove it. He then gets help from the kids to tip it over but there are no chop marks on it. (00:13:20)

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Revealing mistake: When Jack is stabbed through the neck, it is blatantly obvious that the neck is fake. You can clearly see the line between the real and fake neck. (00:41:45)

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Revealing mistake: When the generator gets shut off they grab a couple of oil lanterns. However once lit you can see they are light bulbs.

Phil Clarke

Revealing mistake: When Brenda's body is thrown through the window, the movement of her head when hitting the floor is not "limp". She positions her head for the landing, then deliberately tilts it to the side as if dead. Also, on the second cut from Alice to Brenda we can see Brenda's head moving ever so slightly. (01:14:17)

Revealing mistake: After the girl escapes the moving truck, and stumbles through the woods, the killer catches up to her, and slashes her neck. It's obvious she's wearing a prosthetic, as it does not match her skin tone.

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Revealing mistake: When Alice opens the pantry door to find Crazy Ralph inside, she is looking directly at the camera as if looking at him, but a second later she's looking to her left.

Factual error: At the climax of the movie, Alice swings the machete at Mrs. Voorhees and decapitates her. When the blade makes contact with Mrs. Voorhees' neck, her head flies off at an incorrect angle, as though the cut began on the opposite side.

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Bill: If this is a joke, I'm gonna brain 'em.

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Trivia: According to producer/director Sean Cunningham, Shelly Winters was the original choice for Mrs. Voorhees. He wanted a known actress whose career was winding down so the fee would be low. Winters wasn't interested. Estelle Parsons actually negotiated to be in the film, but ultimately backed out. Louise Lasser and Dorothy Malone were also considered before they finally would up with Betsy Palmer, who famously agreed to the role because she needed the money for a new car.

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Question: I just watched this movie for the first time and I have three questions that are really confusing me. When Alice is in the cabin and that dead girl comes through the window, (I forgot her name), how did that girl die? All I saw was blood and ropes on her so I was wondering what happened. When Mrs. Voorhees is with Alice just before she tries to kill her, we see her repeat "Kill her mommy. Kill her", so I was wondering if Jason was possessing her or not? When Jason, as a kid, comes through the water and grabs Alice in her dream, he's disfigured and burnt. How could that be if all he did was drown? If anybody can explain all my questions with great details, I would really appreciate it.

Answer: 1. She was most likely hanged. 2. Mrs. Voorhees wasn't possessed by Jason. She simply went insane when Jason drowned and wanted revenge. 3. He's not burnt, only disfigured.

Answer: Brenda was her name. And I think that she was stabbed. Or strangled. Or beaten to death. However as her murder was offscreen we will probably never know. What we do know is that she screamed before she died. Bow and arrow? (She was last seen at the archery range).

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